East Penn Press

Friday, October 20, 2017

Election Policy

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by The Press in Local News

A message to candidates, readers

As we approach the Nov. 7 municipal election, the East Penn Press and the Salisbury Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office is the Oct. 4 edition.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.

Family remembers Audrey Penn as a strong, loving woman

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Editor’s Note: Audrey S. Penn, 78, of Bethlehem, was found Sept. 17 in Lower Macungie, after being reported missing Aug. 23 from Woodland Terrace at the Oaks in Salisbury Township.

After multiple searches by numerous volunteers and law enforcement agencies, it was a sad ending for many, especially her family, who had hoped to find Penn alive.

Penn’s children, Karl Kent and LaFond McRae, Karl’s wife Tracey and Penn’s grandchildren Taylor Kent and Armond McRae sat with The Press Sept. 23 to talk about their loved one.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Poker run raises funds to benefit Pediatric Cancer Foundation

A poker run hosted by the Iron Order Motorcycle Club raised money for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley recently. Riders primarily from the Berks County-based Blacksheep chapter enjoyed sunshine and moderate temperatures for a scenic drive beginning at the East Penn Diner on Chestnut Street in Emmaus. After stopping off at Hannah’s Hanover Inn, Little Oley Tavern and Bally Hotel, the bikers returned to the diner.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Determination drives Vera Cruz firefighter

When it came time for Joe Sherman, fire chief of the Vera Cruz Fire Department, or, more officially, Citizens’ Fire Company of Upper Milford Township, to announce the name of the department’s firefighter of the year at the department’s 75th anniversary recognition banquet Aug. 19, it was no surprise it was a female firefighter that stepped forward.

Emily Fair had gathered years of service with the fire department, but this spring she became the first female in the fire department’s history to complete the Bucks County Community College Firefighter One fire training course.

Questions go unanswered in the case of Audrey Penn

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The family of Audrey Penn has many unanswered questions regarding the death of their relative after she was reported missing from Woodland Terrace at the Oaks, a senior living and memory care facility in Salisbury Township.

According to the Woodland Terrace at the Oaks website, the “secured memory care residence provides an atmosphere that is relaxing, comfortable and safe.”

Which is exactly what Penn’s children were looking for when searching for a facility for their mother.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Billboard along Hamililton Boulevard re-considered

At the Sept. 21 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, representatives from Adams Outdoor Advertising presented a request to reconsider the billboard removal on Hamilton Boulevard. The company representative offered an alternative plan. The plan included a 10-year contract, paying the township $6,500 to lease the site. This billboard was erected in 1971 and has been maintained by Adams since 2011.